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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article when it refers to a region or direction.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (direction)
a. east
El sol sale del oriente.The sun rises in the east.
2. (region)
a. east
Hay una gran cadena montañosa en el oriente del país.There's a great mountain range in the east of the country.
3. (pearl iridescence)
a. orient
El oriente de la perla la hacía demasiado llamativa.The pearl's orient made it very appealing.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (region of the world)
a. East
Estas costumbres viene del Oriente.These customs come from the East.
b. Orient
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
Asia y sus regiones inmediatas se conocen como el Oriente.Asia and its closest regions are known as the Orient.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. east
el Orientethe East, the Orient
Oriente Medio/PróximoMiddle/Near East
Lejano o Extremo OrienteFar East
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1 (este) east
el Oriente the Orient; the East; el Cercano o Próximo Oriente the Near East; el Extremo o Lejano Oriente the Far East; el Oriente Medio the Middle East
3 (viento) east wind
4 [de masones] masonic lodge
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